Texas' Chase Shugart pitches against Texas Southern during an NCAA Austin Division I Regional game at Disch-Falk Field, Friday, June 1, 2018. (Stephen Spillman / for American-Statesman)

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Chase Shugart set to join Boston Red Sox organization

Posted June 23rd, 2018


Chase Shugart, who was selected by the Boston Red Sox during the 12th round of the MLB draft, has decided to skip his final year of eligibility at Texas.

After thanking Longhorns fans, coaches and teammates, Shugart said via Twitter Friday, “it is time for me to hang up the burnt orange and start my career in the Boston Red Sox organization.”

Shugart started his career at Texas as a reliever but morphed into the No. 2 starter this season. He finished with a 5-3 record, posting an ERA of 4.36. Shugart struck out 58 batters while walking 35 in 84 2/3 innings.

The junior joins a trio of Longhorns pitchers who have decided against returning to Texas for a final season. Nolan Kingham will join the Atlanta Braves organization while Andy McGuire heads to the Toronto Blue Jays organization. Parker Joe Robinson finished his degree.

“You have all made it special and these are the memories I will tell my kids about,” ended Shugart’s message on Twitter.

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